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19th Jul '17 5:51:55 PM Minni128
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*One chapter of ''Fanfic/ConcerningADrifter'' implies Satsuki is physically unable to have children due to [[ParentalIncest childhood]] [[RapeAsBackstory abuse]].
9th Jul '17 6:25:49 AM RicPot
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* Rampant on ''Series/DowntonAbbey''. The only woman on the show who actually gets pregnant without difficulty when she wants to is Sibyl, and she ends up [[DeathByChildbirth dying as a result]].

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* Rampant on ''Series/DowntonAbbey''. The only woman on the show who actually gets pregnant without difficulty when she wants to is Sibyl, Sybil, and she ends up [[DeathByChildbirth dying as a result]].
5th Jul '17 2:30:00 PM Goldfritha
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If it's the ''man'' who was reliably told he was infertile, expect MamasBabyPapasMaybe to rear its head; to maximize the drama, usually the woman knows he's the father.
9th Jun '17 7:59:25 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In many versions of the oft-edited KingArthur stories, Arthur and Guinevere want an heir but can't produce one, while a single dalliance with a woman who [[BrotherSisterIncest turned out to be his half-sister]] led to conception, birth, and eventually the child, Mordred, and Arthur inflicting a MutualKill on each other at Camlann.

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* In many versions of the oft-edited KingArthur Myth/KingArthur stories, Arthur and Guinevere want an heir but can't produce one, while a single dalliance with a woman who [[BrotherSisterIncest turned out to be his half-sister]] led to conception, birth, and eventually the child, Mordred, [[BastardBastard Mordred]], and Arthur inflicting a MutualKill on each other at Camlann.
4th Jun '17 12:31:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''[[CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: Vigilante Centipede]]'' in a few parts, but played totally straight most of the time. Candi seduces Donte ''twice'' in the hopes of them having a baby. And nothing happens either time. After Donte's [[spoiler: ([[NotQuiteDead fake]]) [[DeathFakedForYou death]]]], Candi meets Denny. They try to restrain themselves at first, but eventually succumb. They have sex numerous times without incident. Then, after tricking Gunner in a fight to kill himself by falling on his own knife, Candi has sex with Denny again. And ''this time'', gets pregnant. By that point, she wanted a child, but was not amused with the ''timing''. After Denny is [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]], she rescues Donte and reconciles with him. Several times they try to get pregnant, with no success. It's when Candi ''no longer cares'' that she actually ends up conceiving Frank.

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* Played with in ''[[CiemWebcomicSeries ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: Vigilante Centipede]]'' in a few parts, but played totally straight most of the time. Candi seduces Donte ''twice'' in the hopes of them having a baby. And nothing happens either time. After Donte's [[spoiler: ([[NotQuiteDead fake]]) [[DeathFakedForYou death]]]], Candi meets Denny. They try to restrain themselves at first, but eventually succumb. They have sex numerous times without incident. Then, after tricking Gunner in a fight to kill himself by falling on his own knife, Candi has sex with Denny again. And ''this time'', gets pregnant. By that point, she wanted a child, but was not amused with the ''timing''. After Denny is [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]], she rescues Donte and reconciles with him. Several times they try to get pregnant, with no success. It's when Candi ''no longer cares'' that she actually ends up conceiving Frank.
25th May '17 5:02:22 AM DustSnitch
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* [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]] is ripe with examples of this trope; in fact, the only matriarchs who don't have problems conceiving are Eve and Leah (who in fact subverts this trope, having at least seven children). Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel were all infertile, and all three required divine intervention in order to have children.
** Not just Genesis; the respective mothers of Samuel, Samson, John the Baptist. In fact, Michal, the wife of King David and daughter of King Saul, was the only notably infertile woman in the Bible who didn't eventually give birth (her infertility being a divine punishment.[[note]] Possibly. It might be a coincidence that by that point in the story she was forced into renewing her marriage with David, who didn't love her, took pleasure in embarrassing her, and only used her as a means to an end, to secure the kingship of Israel. Several Biblical scholars have suggested that the only reason Michal had no children was because David wasn't giving her any. What makes this all the more tragic is that years ago Michal had saved David's life from her own father Saul, then waited while David abandoned her. Saul married her to another man who by all accounts loved her and treated her well, but when Saul died and David took the throne he took her away from her husband and remarried her solely to secure the kingship. You could see why she was bitter enough to insult David for dancing in front of the ark.[[/note]]) Mary, the mother of Jesus, could fall under this trope as well.
** Apocryphal stories say that Mary's mother was also infertile for a number of years before having Mary at a relatively old age.

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* [[Literature/TheBible Genesis]] Literature/TheBible:
** The Literature/BookOfGenesis
is ripe with examples of this trope; in fact, the only matriarchs who don't have problems conceiving are Eve and Leah (who in fact subverts this trope, having at least seven children). Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel were all infertile, and all three required divine intervention in order to have children.
** Not just Genesis; the respective mothers of Samuel, Samson, John the Baptist.Baptist, and, according to some apocryphal stories, Mary were all infertile. In fact, Michal, the wife of King David and daughter of King Saul, was the only notably infertile woman in the Bible who didn't eventually give birth (her infertility being a divine punishment.[[note]] Possibly. It might be a coincidence that by that point in the story she was forced into renewing her marriage with David, who didn't love her, took pleasure in embarrassing her, and only used her as a means to an end, to secure the kingship of Israel. Several Biblical scholars have suggested that the only reason Michal had no children was because David wasn't giving her any. What makes this all the more tragic is that years ago Michal had saved David's life from her own father Saul, then waited while David abandoned her. Saul married her to another man who by all accounts loved her and treated her well, but when Saul died and David took the throne he took her away from her husband and remarried her solely to secure the kingship. You could see why she was bitter enough to insult David for dancing in front of the ark.[[/note]]) Mary, the mother of Jesus, could fall under this trope as well.
** Apocryphal stories say that Mary's mother was also infertile for a number of years before having Mary at a relatively old age.
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* ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'' plays this both ways. In the prologue, Mrs. Wormwood, who wanted anything but a second child, dishearteningly found out she was 9 months pregnant with Matilda as she was preparing to compete in the Biannual International Salsa & Ballroom Dancing Championships. In the B-story told by Matilda, [[spoiler: which is later revealed to be the story of Miss Honey's parents]], the Acrobat and the Escapologist tried for years to concieve a child without success, until, on the day of their most dangerous stunt, "The Burning Woman Flying Through The Air With Dynamite In Her Hair...Caught by the Man Locked in the Cage", they found out that she was pregnant and attempted to cancel the performance, but contractual obligations forced them to peform anyway, and the Acrobat was gravely injured during the trick, dying after giving birth to their daughter.

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* ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'' plays this both ways. In the prologue, Mrs. Wormwood, who wanted anything but a second child, dishearteningly found out she was 9 months pregnant with Matilda as she was preparing to compete in the Biannual International Salsa & Ballroom Dancing Championships. In the B-story told by Matilda, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which is later revealed to be the story of Miss Honey's parents]], the Acrobat and the Escapologist tried for years to concieve conceive a child without success, until, on the day of their most dangerous stunt, "The Burning Woman Flying Through The Air With Dynamite In Her Hair...Caught by the Man Locked in the Cage", they found out that she was pregnant and attempted to cancel the performance, but contractual obligations forced them to peform perform anyway, and the Acrobat was gravely injured during the trick, dying after giving birth to their daughter.
21st May '17 5:33:13 PM nombretomado
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* In TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse and WerewolfTheForsaken, if two werewolves engage in the forbidden act [[NoSexAllowed with one another]] despite the massive social taboos involved and punishment that will fall upon their heads if they are caught, then conception is a virtual certainty. Thanks to their dual physical/spiritual nature, this [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin frequently applies even if they]] [[ButWeUsedACondom used protection]]. The resulting offspring are (in Apocalypse) sterile, deformed and frequently insane freaks or (in Forsaken) horrifyingly hideous [[FetusTerrible vengeful spirits]].

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* In TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse and WerewolfTheForsaken, TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken, if two werewolves engage in the forbidden act [[NoSexAllowed with one another]] despite the massive social taboos involved and punishment that will fall upon their heads if they are caught, then conception is a virtual certainty. Thanks to their dual physical/spiritual nature, this [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin frequently applies even if they]] [[ButWeUsedACondom used protection]]. The resulting offspring are (in Apocalypse) sterile, deformed and frequently insane freaks or (in Forsaken) horrifyingly hideous [[FetusTerrible vengeful spirits]].
9th May '17 5:40:28 AM Derkhan
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* [[spoiler:Shelena]] and her partner in ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' have sex exactly once, but when she's leaving, she seems confident that she's pregnant. Sequel reveals that indeed, they have a child.

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* [[spoiler:Shelena]] Shelena and her partner in ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'' have sex exactly once, but when she's leaving, leaving immediately after, she seems confident that she's pregnant. Sequel Justified as Shelena is a werewolf and in heat on that day. The sequel novella reveals that indeed, they indeed have a child.
22nd Apr '17 5:01:55 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Seems to happen/have happened a couple of times with [[spoiler: Wanda having accidentally got pregnant by John Constantine when she definitely did not want a child - or at least, not one by Constantine, resulting in Hermione]] and [[spoiler: Pepper now being all but confirmed as pregnant with Tony's baby, again unintentionally, though whether she's aware of it/wants a kid is left ambiguous]].

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** Seems to happen/have happened a couple of times with [[spoiler: Wanda having accidentally got pregnant by John Constantine when she definitely did not want a child - or at least, not one by Constantine, resulting in Hermione]] and [[spoiler: Pepper now being all but confirmed as pregnant with Tony's baby, baby during the latter half of ''Child of the Storm'' and the beginning of ''Ghosts of the Past'', again unintentionally, though whether she's aware of it/wants a kid is left ambiguous]].both she and Tony seem very happy to be parents]].
14th Apr '17 3:44:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* SpiderMan's Aunt May had a miscarriage that left her barren. She and Uncle Ben were more than happy to adopt Peter when his parents died, and at least one story mentioned that Ben and May are his godparents, so Child Services automatically placed him with them.

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* SpiderMan's Aunt May had a miscarriage that left her barren.infertile. She and Uncle Ben were more than happy to adopt Peter when his parents died, and at least one story mentioned that Ben and May are his godparents, so Child Services automatically placed him with them.
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